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    • DISTRICT FIVE 4K EXCEL
      Exposing children to early learning

      District Five’s exceptional 4K programs are available to every family in the district! Help your 4-year-old EXCEL and be ready for kindergarten by enrolling them in the Lexington-Richland School District Five Tuition-based 4K Program.

      EXCEL OFFERS: D5 EXCEL Text Logo

      • Two locations: Irmo Elementary School or River Springs Elementary School
      • Certified teachers
      • Standards-based curriculum
      • Ability-based instruction
      • After school programs
      • Safe, nurturing environment
      • All the benefits of being in a District Five school
      • Special area classes: Spanish, music, art, computer courses and more!

      Students learn the routine of school, making their transition into kindergarten a smooth one! See the video below. Call Irmo Elementary School (476-4200) or River Springs Elementary (476-4400) for more information or to apply today!

    District Five's 4K EXCEL Program

    • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

       

      EXCEL student laying dirt down to help cover up a newly planted tree What is District Five's EXCEL 4K Program and what are the advantages?

      EXCEL (Exposing Children to Early Learning) is a tuition-based pre-kindergarten program for students living inside the school district boundaries. Four year-olds will participate in developmentally appropriate, structured learning activities including mathematics, reading, social studies and science. Art, Foreign Language, PE and other special area courses also are included in the program. 

      Can any family in District Five participate? 

      YES! Though housed at two of our award-winning schools, our Tuition 4K program is open to any family living in District Five! Students will attend school at either Irmo Elementary or River Springs Elementary!

      What's the cost of the program? 

      Tuition is $5,400 for the school year and may be broken into payments of $150.00 weekly; $300.00 bi-weekly or $540.00 monthly (August, 2017 thru May 2018). Contact the school for information about their after school programs.

      What's are the hours for the program? 

      The EXCEL instructional day will begin daily at 7:50 a.m. Parents will have the option of early drop off beginning at 7:15 a.m.  The academic school day will end at 2:40 p.m., but parents have the option to have children participate in after school programs which provide care until 6 p.m. daily.

      Does the EXCEL program follow the District Five school calendar? 

      Yes! EXCEL follows the Lexington-Richland Five calendar. Child care on most non-school weekdays will be offered through EXCEL HoneyBunch at IES or at RSES for an additional fee.

      How do I enroll my child?

      In order to enroll children in EXCEL, parents should bring three proofs of legal residency, the child’s birth certificate, South Carolina Certificate of Two EXCEL students posing for a picture Immunization and a non-refundable registration fee of $150 to Irmo Elementary or River Springs Elementary between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to the first twenty children. All additional children will be placed on a waiting list for the class.

      For more information on the program, contact:

      Irmo Elementary at 803-476-4200

      or

      River Springs Elemetnary at 803-476-4400

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